Steve Nedved

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Watch Now: Cam on her collaboration with British pop superstar Sam Smith: “He’s just a real person”

ABC/Image Group LALately, there’s been a lot of cross-pollination between country stars and pop stars: Florida Georgia Line has recorded hits with Backstreet Boys, Hailee Steinfeld and Bebe Rexha, while Maren Morris just did a song with deejay/producer Zedd. You can add Cam to that list, too: She co-wrote and sings on “Palace,” a song from …

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Watch Now: Carly Pearce will spend 2018 “holding the torch” for women in country music

ABC/Image Group LACarly Pearce is going to spend 2018 hanging with some of the hottest men in country music, and she says she can hardly believe her luck. Speaking to ABC Radio at Tuesday’s Country Radio Seminar, Carly said, “I can’t even really believe I’m about to say all this to you, but next week, …

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Watch Now: LOCASH’s origin story involves the police, a stolen U-Haul…and an arrest warrant?

ABC/Image Group LABefore the chart-topping hits and the CMA nominations, LOCASH was just a struggling duo trying make a living on the road. But as the duo’s Preston Brust and Chris Lucas told ABC Radio at Tuesday’s Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, the road isn’t easy when the police think you’re car thieves. “I met …

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Garth Brooks plays Nashville’s Lower Broadway for the first time

ABC/Image Group LAGarth Brooks has played his fair share of concert venues over the years but the country legend had never performed on Nashville’s famed Lower Broadway — that is until last night. On Monday evening (Feb. 5), Garth was in Nashville as part of the annual Country Radio Seminar and after surprising an audience at …

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Chris Stapleton ties Garth Brooks’ record with top three album spots on Billboard chart

ABC/Image Group LAChris Stapleton continues to break records and this time he ties one held by none other than Garth Brooks. Following his sweep at the 2018 Grammy Awards, where he took home three trophies and performed with Emmylou Harris, the singer recently returned to the top of the country charts. According to Billboard, Chris is the first artist …

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Watch Now: Maren Morris gushes over meeting and singing for Elton John: “It was just epic”

ABC/Image Group LALast week, Maren Morris was one of the many artists who took part in the taping of the CBS TV special I’m Still Standing: A Grammy Salute to Elton John, which will air in April. But as Maren told ABC Radio at Tuesday’s Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, it turns out that Elton …

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Watch Now: Luke Combs wants to inspire his fans: “If I can do this, you can do anything”

ABC/Randy HolmesThanks to his two #1 hits and his CMA nod in 2017, Luke Combs earned a spot at the prestigious New Faces show at this year’s Country Radio Seminar, currently going on in Nashville. But as Luke told ABC Radio, he doesn’t really feel like a superstar — and his fans don’t see him …

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Taylor Swift shares her favorite country songs in new playlist

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteTaylor Swift has been an early champion of country artists like Kelsea Ballerini and Devin Dawson, and now she’s sharing more of her favorite country songs in a new playlist. On Monday, Taylor shared a 43-song Spotify playlist with a single tweet. “Songs I’m loving right now,” she wrote, with a link to some of her favorite jams. …

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Dierks Bentley says he and Luke Bryan “got fired” from hosting 2018 ACM Awards

ABC/Image Group LADierks Bentley and Luke Bryan won’t be hosting the 2018 ACM Awards. During a Q&A session Monday at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, Dierks broke the news as a photo of him and Luke from the ACMs appeared on screen. “That’s over… We got fired,” Dierks said to a room full of surprised radio professionals. …

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Jon Pardi releases stunning music video for “She Ain’t In It”

ABC/Image Group LAJon Pardi is taking viewers back in time with the cinematic black and white video for his latest single, “She Ain’t In It.” Directed Jim Wright, the clip was filmed on a ranch outside Thousand Oaks, Calif. The singer says the black and white concept for the three-minute video, which premiered on ET Online, was inspired …

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